Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Mattea Kramer: Finding Peace Amid the New Opium Wars

I learn so much from people in recovery that sometimes I think my head will explode. Instead what happens is that my heart grows.

November 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lynn Emanuel: Some Notes on Intoxication and Simile

If my mother had not been an alcoholic, I might not have been a poet.

June 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

Liz Brazile: The Power of Sharing Stories

As Joe Clemons was growing up, he used to listen to family members share stories. Some stories were imaginative and rousing, while others were more monotonous. Nevertheless, hearing accounts of … Continue reading

December 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Susan Cheever:  The Real Bill W.

Almost 50 years after his death, the AA founder’s complicated life is more instructive than ever in an increasingly tumultuous world. Bill Wilson was no saint. He smoked like a … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

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